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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 27, 2011 12:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: renewal question

Copyrightdata.com doesn't quite agree with you (see attachment), but I've never thought much of that site anyway.

Attachment: Copyright_Renewal_Windows.jpg

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Poster: HektorT Date: Oct 29, 2011 4:35am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: renewal question

@bilbarstad:

For the film in question, since it is © 24Feb38

The pre-1950 rule applies, to copyrightdata does agree (i like that site a lot!).

I think it was videocellar's post that is confusing as it refers to year in notice. Maybe he is trying to say that in the case that the notice year is active (like when the notice predates actual registration), then the calendar year is valid.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 29, 2011 5:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: renewal question

According to their chart, the start date for the renewal period is 24-Feb-65 and the end date is 24-Feb-66. So the movie wouldn't be PD, since it was renewed on the last day of the renewal window.

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Poster: HektorT Date: Oct 29, 2011 7:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: renewal question

Oh, didn't understand what you were saying. OK, I would agree with that then. I always go with what they say on that site as my most reliable authority.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 29, 2011 8:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: renewal question

What you wrote initially made more sense to me in that the renewal period would be 365 days, or 1 year. The chart also ignores the requirements of the transitional year 1950 as well as the case where the year in notice is different than the year of registration. Oh well, I hope copyrightdata.com is right, at least in what in does cover.

This post was modified by billbarstad on 2011-10-29 15:06:31

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